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Question:
I am a 50-year-old woman. I suddenly lost sight in my left eye and had a solid white light instead, which then began to pulsate. Within ten minutes it went away. What does this mean?

Answer:
Without a complete eye and retinal exam, it is difficult to say what this means. I would recommend a complete eye and retinal exam by an Eye M.D. or ophthalmologist or retina surgeon/specialist. This could be something as simple as an ophthalmic migraine, which goes away without any treatment, or it could be a serious retinal condition.

Answered by: Abdhish Bhavsar, MD  Dr. Abdhish Bhavsar

Categories: General Eye Health, Eye Conditions

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